Kerala police advisory for getting vaccinated is winning hearts online. Catching on to the viral Rasputin dance trend made famous by 2 spunky Kerala medical students, the state police made 2 vials of Covaxin and Covishield shake a leg to this evergreen number by Boney M.
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Sabarimala temple is now opened for monthly pooja and Vishnu festival from Apr 10. Devotees with RTPCR COVID negative certificate within 48 hours or completed two dozes of vaccination will be allowed from Apr 11 through online registration. The temple will be closed on Apr 18. Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan will visit Sabarimala Temple on Apr 11. He will return on Apr 12.
Private bus drivers in the state expressed their anger after Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) resumed services with few buses. KSRTC employees along with their families were seen beating utensils (Thalis) to protest against the government. A private bus driver, Afzar said, "The government should accommodate full services of private buses otherwise it would incur loss." Father of a KSRTC bus driver, Vishnu Kanth said, "KRSTC only provides Rs 12,000 which is not enough and parents of a bus driver gets no benefits. We are in a problem and I request Chief Minister, Prime Minister and Nitin Gadkari to intervene. We are Karnataka people not terrorists.
While speaking to media persons on April 12, Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister Dr Ashwathnarayan CN have ruled out the possibility of lockdown amid COVID-19 continues to surge in the country. "So far govt has not thought about it. Both life and livelihoods need to be taken care of. This question should not arise and the CM has been clear about it. Let's not create fear among people. We're ensuring that both economy and livelihoods carry on," he said. Karnataka has reported over 10,000 cases of COVID on April 11.
Speaking on the COVID situation in the state, Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister Dr Ashwathnarayan CN on April 12 said that all required medical treatment is being addressed very strongly in the state. He added that a good number of tests are also being done in the state and there is no shortage of beds. "Required medical treatment is being addressed very strongly. People in home isolation have been provided with the required drugs and pulse oximetry. A good number of tests are being done and beds are available as well." "Only few subjects' exams are left, conducting them online is a challenge. This academic year has already been postponed by 3-4 months. Ensuring students' safety, exams will be conducted with adequate COVID-19 measures," he added.
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Union Health Ministry Secretary Rajesh Bhushan informed that Maharashtra has 58% of the total active cases in country and it also reported 34% of the total deaths. Health Ministry expressed grave concern over RT-PCR tests in the state and suggested them to pace the daily testing capacity. "We have suggested state governments to increase the percentage of RT-PCR tests, which is reducing in Maharashtra in last few weeks. Only 60% of total tests were done through RT-PCR method in Maharashtra last week. We suggest states to take it to 70% or above," said Health Ministry Secretary Rajesh Bhushan during a press conference on COVID situation in country on April 06.
To curb the COVID spread, Maharashtra government is likely to impose a complete lockdown in the state amid the virus surge. Speaking on the current situation and lockdown planning, state Textiles Minister Aslam Shaikh said, "The state govt is making a fool-proof plan on what needs to be allowed and for how many days, during the lockdown. This will give sufficient time to people if they want to move somewhere or come here, and prepare them mentally, ahead of lockdown." Slamming the central government over the Tablighi Jamaat issue, Shaikh further said, "There'll be strict SOPs for upcoming festivals. Otherwise, you can see how there's a rise in COVID cases due to permission by a govt for Haridwar Kumbh. They're the same people who defamed Tablighi Jamaat and accused them of spreading the disease."
Amid the resurgence in COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra and Kerala, Karnataka government were pre-prepared to handle the situation, said Health Minister K Sudhakar while speaking to mediapersons on March..
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